What is better than oranges and chocolate? This tart recipe combines them both with a wonderful filling and a shortbread crust.


Recipe Summary

50 mins
1 hr 40 mins
1 hr
3 hrs 30 mins
1 10-inch tart


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Chocolate Sauce:


Instructions Checklist
  • Beat butter and confectioners' sugar in a bowl using an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Pour in orange extract; mix thoroughly to combine, about 1 minute. Mix in sifted flour a little at a time until thoroughly combined. Cover crust mixture with plastic wrap; chill for 1 hour.

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Place chilled dough on a lightly floured work surface. Roll with a lightly floured rolling pin to 1/3-inch thickness.

  • Line a 10-inch (1-inch high) tart pan with the dough; prick with a fork.

  • Mix cream cheese, sifted confectioners' sugar, ricotta cheese, mascarpone cheese, and flour in a bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula after each addition. Add eggs, egg yolks, and heavy cream at the same time and mix thoroughly. Stir in vanilla extract. Pour filling mixture into prepared crust.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour.

  • While the tart is baking, combine mandarin oranges, navel orange, blood orange, and sugar in a bowl.

  • Remove tart from oven. Fan orange segments in a pattern of three in a circle around the tart, working your way to the middle. Return tart to oven.

  • Bake until fully set and oranges become golden, but do not burn, about 30 minutes more. Let cool completely.

  • While tart cools, melt dark chocolate chips in a double boiler. Stir in butter until melted; remove from heat. Drizzle chocolate sauce over each tart slice before serving.

Cook's Notes:

After combining oranges and sugar in a bowl, there should be a syrup-like liquid in the bottom. You can use this as an additional sauce for topping. Just add orange-sugar liquid, 4 tablespoons water, and 3 tablespoons corn syrup to a saucepan and reduce to desired thickness.

There may be extra filling for those of you who may not have the right sized pan.

Nutrition Facts

547 calories; protein 8.4g; carbohydrates 55.5g; fat 34.1g; cholesterol 185.4mg; sodium 193mg. Full Nutrition